The Third International Workshop on
Wireless Network Measurement (WiNMee)
jointly organised with
The Third International Workshop on
Wireless Traffic Measurements and Modeling (WiTMeMo)

WiNMee/WiTMeMo 2007

April 20, 2007

Limassol, Cyprus

(part of WiOpt 2007)

Local Arrangements

WiNMee 2007 will be the Third International Workshop on Wireless Network Measurement, jointly organised with the Third International Workshop on Wireless Traffic Measurements and Modeling (WiTMeMo). WiNMee/WiTMeMo will be held on April 20, 2007, in Limasson, Cyprus, and it will be part of WiOpt 2007, the International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks. 

Wireless networks are more complex and vulnerable than their wired counterpart. Furthermore, the interaction of different layers and technologies create challenging situations that cannot be foreseen during the design and testing stages of technology development. It is therefore critical to perform comprehensive empirical studies in a wide range of production environments to uncover deficiencies and identify possible optimizations and extensions. The availability of high-quality measurement and modeling studies would make it possible to develop wireless networks that are more robust, easier to manage and scale, and able to utilize scarce resources more efficiently.

The objective of the workshop is to attract the most recent developments in the area of wireless network measurement and bring together active researchers in an environment that encourages discussion and exchange of ideas.

The submitted papers will be up to 4-pages long in the IEEE double-column format. The final version of the accepted papers will be up to 6 pages long. Submitted papers should have measurement as their main subject or they should use measurements to validate their modeling/analysis results.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Characterization and modeling of wireless demand and network topology
  • Benchmarks for wireless networking algorithms, protocols and applications
  • Operational experience concerning the performance of wireless networks
  • Prediction and inference of user access, demand and mobility
  • Challenges with wireless measurements
  • Experimental (in)validation of assumptions in wireless environments
  • Metrics for wireless network performance evaluation
  • Wireless network troubleshooting techniques and recommendations
  • Experience with building/designing/expanding wireless networks
  • Description of tools for building and/or managing wireless testbeds
  • Techniques for improving experiment repeatability
  • Techniques for validating results obtained from wireless testbeds
  • Measurement-based guidelines for capacity planning


Submission deadline:
Notification deadline:
Camera-ready due:
Workshop date:

Thursday, December 14, 2006,  5pm EST (extended deadline)
April 20, 2007


Submitted papers must not exceed 4 pages in length. Papers should be formatted in two columns with a 10-point font size.

 The paper submission process is now completed.

The workshop received 21 submissions. After a thorough review process, 9 papers were accepted for presentation at the workshop and publication at the proceedings.


Workshop Co-Chairs

  • Maria G. Papadopouli, UNC, U of Crete and FORTH
  • Constantine Dovrolis, Georgia Institute of Technology

Technical Program Committee

  • Jack Brassil, HP-Labs
  • Mark Claypool, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Jordi Domingo-Pascual, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Constantine Dovrolis, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Philipp Hofmann, DoCoMo Euro-Labs
  • Matti Latva-aho, Univ. of Oulu
  • Henrik Lundgren, Thomson Paris Research Lab
  • Gerald Maguire, KTH
  • Xiaoqiao Meng, UCLA
  • Maria Papadopouli, Univ. of Crete, FORTH & UNC-Chapel Hill
  • George Polyzos, Athens Univ. of Economics & Business
  • Lili Qiu, Univ. of Texas-Austin
  • Theodoros Salonidis, Intel Research
  • Vassilis Siris, Univ. of Crete & FORTH
  • Peter Steenkiste, CMU
  • Mark Yarvis, Intel Corporation
  • John Zahorjan, Univ. of Washington
  • Hui Zang, Sprint ATL


The workshop will take place at the Aphrodite II conference room.

8:45-9:00    Welcome and opening notes from workshop chairs

9:00-10:15    Keynote
         An Introduction to Network Coding, Christina Fragouli, EPFL

10:15-10:45    Coffee break

10:45-11:30    Session I: Modeling

  • Towards Realistic Models of Wireless Workload
    • Stefan Karpinski (University of California at Santa Barbara, US); Elizabeth Belding-Royer (University of California Santa Barbara, US); Kevin Almeroth (University of California at Santa Barbara, US)
  • Frame error model in rural Wi-Fi networks
    • Francesco Potortì (ISTI-CNR, IT); Paolo Barsocchi (ISTI-CNR, IT); Gabriele Oligeri (ISTI-CNR,  IT)

11:30-12:15   Session II: Physical-layer issues

  • Methodology to characterize the performance of IEEE 802.11 nodes to be deployed in multi-hop environments
    • Marc Portoles-Comeras (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), ES); Josep Mangues-Bafalluy (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), ES); Andrey Krendzel Andrey Krendzel (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunications de Catalunya (CTTC), ES)
  • The Impact of Directional Antenna Orientation, Spacing, and Channel Separation on Long-distance Multi-hop 802.11g Networks: A Measurement Study
    • Michael Zink (University of Massachusetts at Amherst, US); Timothy Ireland (University of Massachusetts at Amherst, US); Adam Nyzio (Univeristy of Massachusetts at Amherst, US); James F. Kurose (University of Massachusetts at Amherst, US)

12:15-13:30   Lunch break

13:30-15:00   Session III: Delay and bandwidth estimation in wireless networks

  • Understanding 802.11e Voice Behaviour via Testbed Measurements and Modeling
    • Ian Dangerfield (Hamilton Institute, NUI Maynooth, IE); David Malone (NUI Maynooth, IE); Douglas Leith (Hamilton Institute, IE)
  • Fractal Analysis of Intraflow Unidirectional Delay over W-LAN and W-WAN Environments
    • Dimitrios Pezaros (Lancaster University, UK); Manolis Sifalakis (Lancaster University, UK); Laurent Mathy (Lancaster University, UK)
  • Estimation of Bandwidth in Bridged Home Networks
    • Niveditha Sundaram (University of Wisconsin, US); Steven Conner (Intel Corporation, US); Anand Rangarajan (Intel Corporation, US)
  • Investigation of the Basic Characteristics of Long Distance Wireless LANs
    • Yuzo Taenaka (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, JP); Kenji Masui (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, JP); Kimihiro Suwa (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, JP); Khamphao Sisaat (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, JP); Shigeru Kashihara (Nara Institute of Science and Technoogy, JP); Takeshi Okuda (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, JP); Youki Kadobayashi (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, JP); Suguru Yamaguchi (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, JP)

15:00-15:30   Coffee break

15:30-15:50    Session IV: Trace analysis

  • Trace Analysis of a Wireless University Network with Authentication
    • Alexander Pelov (University Louis Pasteur Strasbourg, FR); Thomas Noel (University Louis Pasteur Strasbourg, FR)

15:50-17:00    Round-table discussion: Research challenges in wireless networks – Measurement studies as catalysts in wireless networking research